Christmas at Linden Place Mansion

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Festivities at the mansion include tours of decorated Linden Place and the special exhibit, “If You Lived Here Long Ago”, a hands-on display of artifacts for kids!

Linden Place Museum, located in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island, is celebrating the holiday season with tours of the 200-year old Federal-style mansion beginning Thanksgiving weekend and continuing throughout the month of December.

Feel like a personal guest of the Colt family as you stroll through the festively decorated mansion rooms complete with beautiful wreaths, illuminated mantles and evergreen swags. From the festooned four-story spiral staircase to the breathtaking ceiling-high Christmas tree in the gothic conservatory to the charm of the early 20th century butler’s pantry, surprises await visitors around every corner.

This year, a multi-room exhibit “If You Lived Here Long Ago” will be part of the celebration. Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a kid two hundred years ago? What clothes you would have worn? What chores children were expected to do around the house?  What you did at school before computers or even electricity? Do you know what a “rug beater” is or what you do with a “tea brick”? This hands-on tour for kids will answer these fun questions and more!   Each room inside Linden Place has an exhibit where kids can see, handle and learn about artifacts of long ago and imagine what life would have been like in 1810 when Linden Place was built. See petticoats and breeches, washboards, a 19th century “television”, the stereoscope and more! This tour is fun and educational for the whole family and for kids both big and small.

Linden Place Mansion and Museum Store, where you will find beautiful one-of-a-kind gifts, will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. from November 29th through Dec 30th.  Admission during the holiday season is $10.00 for adults, $8.00 seniors and $ 6.00 for youths (6-17; children under 6 are admitted free).  

In addition to mansion tours, Linden Place will be offering a calendar of holiday-themed concerts in the ballroom.